Thingthing is the keyboard app that wants to boost your productivity, letting you attach documents, photos, calendar availabilities and more while chatting and emailing – all of it inside your keyboard.
Right now the app is only on IOS, but that seems to be changing.
The CDO and co-founder of Thingthing Jose Bautista says this to Barcinno after the funding:
“The majority of the money will be spent on continue to implement new awesome things to add even more value to our users, and in that way becoming the main keyboard for them. At the same time, we want to expand the team with key people on the development side and build the Android version.”
Keyboard app-space heating up
There are several creative keyboard apps on the market, including Swype, Swiftkey (acquired by Microsoft), Touchpal, Fleksy and the list goes on.
However, Bautista think of Swiftkey as their main competitor after they got bought by Microsoft:
“Swiftkey has been the big player in the keyboard space for many years. Super talented and a smart group of people, and Microsoft bought them a few months ago. They’re well known for their predictive technology while typing, but their focus is on typing. On our side however, we work on more than only typing, we want to add a lot more value to our users. This is why we provide a set of services to connect and share from your keyboard.”
CEO and co-founder Olivier Plante told Tech.eu his thoughts for Thingthing after the round of investment:
“Our vision is for everyone to just type. We want users to think about one thing at a time when typing, freeing their minds from switching apps, languages and keyboards. Our powerful keyboard and hub does just this – it allows users to seamlessly make decisions.”
The startup was founded by Olivier Plante, Jose Bautista, Xevi Farrarons and Francesc García.
Besides this investment, they also launched a new and updated version of the keyboard.
The startup which has been rocking events in Barcelona for a while, winning the 4YFN Disrupted By Mobile award, have gained a user-base of a about 100.000 Thingthingers.
Bautista explains to Barcinno how the future of mobile communications will be if they get to decide:
“We believe in a future where you don’t need to switch between keyboards and apps anymore to find all what you need to communicate with your friends, family, colleagues and the rest of world. Because, at the end, communication is what matters.”